Having a problem. (Access.log)

  • Posted on August 14, 2023
  • ZoScubadiverAsked by Zo

How do I access my Access.log to view them for problems.

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Bobby Iliev
Site Moderator
Site Moderator badge
August 15, 2023
Accepted Answer

Hi there,

In addition to what has already been mentioned, the location of your access log will be different depending on the web service that you are using.

For example for Apache, typically, the access log for Apache on a Linux system would be found in:


You can view the file with a command like:

sudo tail -f /var/log/apache2/access.log

And for Nginx, the access log might be located at:


You can view the file with a command like:

sudo tail -f /var/log/nginx/access.log

Hope that this helps!



Thank you for answering, I appreciate you. You saved my day. :)

Site Moderator
Site Moderator badge
August 31, 2023

As mentioned you can also check your config files (Apache/Nginx) because the Access log can be saved to a custom directory/file and not be present in their default home dir.


Try DigitalOcean for free

Click below to sign up and get $200 of credit to try our products over 60 days!

Sign up

Featured on Community

Get our biweekly newsletter

Sign up for Infrastructure as a Newsletter.

Hollie's Hub for Good

Working on improving health and education, reducing inequality, and spurring economic growth? We'd like to help.

Become a contributor

Get paid to write technical tutorials and select a tech-focused charity to receive a matching donation.

Welcome to the developer cloud

DigitalOcean makes it simple to launch in the cloud and scale up as you grow — whether you're running one virtual machine or ten thousand.

Learn more
DigitalOcean Cloud Control Panel